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w_nesIt’s been said that to make a spiritual journey is to learn to live according to the rules of the universe, rather that according to human-made rules. And the same applies to understanding our dreams. In this dream image, we see a group of people taking credit for something they didn’t create. In our created culture, that’s against the rules. But our dreams aren’t viewing things from that perspective, they’re showing us how we separate ourselves from the wholeness of things, from the quilt of life, and separate ourselves even within our own selves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So in this next dream it has some shifts in it. In this dream I’m in a long, low building, almost like a school building in a way, in terms of how it’s built, lots of rooms but a couple different levels.

And I’m there because there’s going to be a fundraiser, and there’s going to be an auctioning off of some quilts that some women have made. And I’m helping to finish the quilts because, when you make quilts, usually you sew them together and then they put some batting or something in them, but they have to be finished by the two sides being tied together, or stitched together. That’s sometimes done my hand, so I’m helping finish the quilts so they’ll be ready for auction.

There’s one woman’s quilts in particular that I’m finishing. She has a series of quilts, and some of them are going to get completed by the time of the auction, and some won’t be done but we’ll take them in anyway. At one point I leave the room where I’ve been working, or where they’re going to be auctioned, and I’ve gone down to a bathroom – and this is almost like a school building that’s got a long bathroom with a series of stalls, and several women and I have gone down. But the lights aren’t on in the room.

And so when I go into a bathroom stall I can’t tell whether it’s plugged up, or it’s flushed, or what the scene is, and I can tell other people are having the same problem. So I kind of reach out to flush the toilet, hoping that it’s not going to flood, because I can’t see what the situation is. And I try to get the light on my cell phone to work; I know I have a flashlight attachment somewhere, but it won’t seem to work in this room, either. But I think somebody says something reassuring, and I realize we just have to move on.

And I go from that room into the room where the woman who made my quilts is and there are still some quilts she’s putting together there. And then the other odd thing in that room is there’s this bat flying around, and it’s quite a large bat, and it’s landed on the person next to me and she wants me to feed the bat. The bat spreads its wings out and stuff, but I keep trying to avoid the bat because I find it kind of scary. And she keeps trying to show me that it’s actually quite harmless, even though it has these sharp teeth and stuff.

Even though it’s landing on the person next to me, or on the quilt next to me, still I find it pretty intimidating even though they keep showing me how they feed it. I don’t seem to want to touch the bat.

And then it’s time to go into sell the quilts, even though they’re not completely done. I help her carry them in, and some people who have finished the quilts it’s like they present the quilts as though they’re their own, but I want the quilts presented so it’s clear that people know that she made them. I think that’s where the dream ends.

John: For a while there I thought you were advancing the theme beyond, into a place where I never advanced it, which means a recognition of a connection that goes along with being able to hold onto a place that is in keeping with something that is naturally opening up as part of your being, that you’re born with.

In other words, the way I likened the difference is the difference, it’s the difference between following a principle of a good righteous person, who follows their heart, and adheres to what they have come to understand based upon the outer and their understanding of the outer. And they don’t have much of a depth of an understanding of the inner, but they can develop pretty good principles, and then they come from an aspect of their heart.

And that can lead up to a particular kind of development that only can go so far, but at some point it can be cracked or broken, in terms of the heart, and then something will compromise. That’s the limitation of that kind of consciousness.

And then there’s the kind of consciousness that you were describing, that the judges had. Now you didn’t describe the first consciousness, but the consciousness that the judges have, in your first dream, was the type of consciousness where it was natural to them. It was kind of like they were born with it. Others still struggled, but they had what it took imbedded in their nature and so they could manifest something that could affect life.

So, when you started on the next dream, it looked to me like you were going to be showing how much that means to be able to be like that, in terms of functionality in life, because you started off dealing with the quilt, and the quilt is a matrix of things, a design of things. And initially it was like you were going to intertwine these various quilts together, ways of sewing them together. And it looked like you were doing the process, and then once this was done this was just going to be released out into life, made available to life.

But then, somewhere along the line, it kind of got to the point where you didn’t quite really recognize this as something of yourself. Others who were working on the quilts, that did get them done, saw these quilts as theirs, meaning they didn’t disassociate and create it as something outside of themselves. They saw this as inside of themselves, but you didn’t quite see this as something that was part of yourself. You still felt that it had to do with a glorification, or qualification, of something else that was the main designer of the quilt – and that that’s where the credit needed to go, or something, and therefore that kind of deflection kept you from quite finishing the quilts, quite finishing what needed to be released into life.

And the reason is also provided in the dream, when you shifted and went into an area where you couldn’t flush a toilet, or do something without creating some other kind of condition, because you couldn’t quite see what you were doing. It didn’t quite come through. And because it didn’t quite come through, when you were in the quilt room it was like that battiness was still flying around. And those who understood what they were doing, and were able to put all of this together as themselves, and twine it together, were in the oneness in such a way so that they could then release that into the outer for all to enjoy and behold.

But, in your particular case, you still had to contend with something that was a little awry, or the bat, the battiness of things. And of course you were shown the reason why there is a battiness of things, in that you didn’t quite figure out how to access the means upon which to see what it was that was going on. You had it inside of you.

You, in the first dream, were amongst judges that were born with it and that this trait is a trait that you’re closing in on, but haven’t necessarily found. In other words, you have your predilections or something that keep you from quite making the quilt intertwined with other quilts, released to the outer, as an expression of yourself yet. You still haven’t quite made that step, but you do see that going on, which means that you’re in the process of that step because you do see completed quilts being made. But then you see the aspect of something that’s wayward, that’s got some little uneasiness connected to it, that’s associated with not quite being able to get some inflection to light up. You’re not quite able to turn the light on in the bathroom, and are unsure that what you’re doing isn’t going to create a big mess, if you’re not careful, because you can’t quite see what’s what.

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waterlightningWe have learned not to put electrical things in bath tubs, or to swim during a lightning storm. And that’s because energy travels instantly through water, and we’re mostly water ourselves. So when we feel things and sense things, it travels through us in the same way. And we also have the mind and the awareness to understand the energies passing through us – or even being produced by us. That is what a development journey can put us in touch with – which puts us in touch with all the world. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the last dream I’m a new employee, kind of on probation, that’s gone to work in this office. And the office is actually a simple, wooden room. So at one end the boss has a table near some windows, and maybe a small desk, or chairs at least where he sits, and file cabinets. And then in other areas of the room there’s some other desks, and maybe some tables where the other employees are, and there might be a little storage area, too.

And I’m also aware that the boss is a man who has a girlfriend, that I’m not sure the rest of the people there approve of yet. But I’m kind of on probation, and so when I go in there I’m doing what I can do, and it feels like the day goes well.

And then I find out the boss has become engaged, and the next morning everybody’s going to meet at a coffee shop. We’re kind of looking out the window. He’s trying to show me where it is because I can’t quite exactly see it, and they’re all going to meet for coffee and celebrate a little at 10:00 before they come to work.

What I start doing, then, is I become interested in cleaning the office, like I notice there’s dust and smudges on the table and I start cleaning that. And the guys have disappeared a little bit more and the boss’ fiance has come into the room, and she approves of what I’m doing, and she starts helping, and pretty soon we’re starting to just clean down the whole room – like I’m washing down the tables, and the walls, and it’s like I just want to get the whole room really clean.

John: So what is happening there is, if you take the words focus and attention and the focus and attention is directed towards anything, whatever it’s directed towards sucks you in, sucks you in to a kind of rapport, or doingness. And if you can let yourself go completely to the focus and attention as a doingness, that is outside of yourself but inside of yourself simultaneously, you can get away with it – or so it seems. Anyway that’s the delusional aspect, how the delusional aspect starts.

So, what you’re saying basically, putting it into an energetic note, you know, just taking every component of the dream, there’s a part of the dream that’s calling a state of attention, and in that state of attention there are other parts of the dream, in terms of what is taking place, because there’s the girlfriend, and then there’s this, and then there’s the going out and doing that, that grab your attention. And when your attention is grabbed, you’re inclined to think that there is something that is going on that needs something from you.

So then when you attempt to relate to what you feel is compelled, that is when you are inclined, through your senses, to come up with an orientation. And whatever that orientation is, it is always based upon a projection, because if you were truly somewhere else, meaning at the depths of an essence, none of that other would grab your focus and attention into thinking that you have to process your way along – because there is no process.

All of this sort of thing appears to be like this, and one appears to be going somewhere, in other words, the focus and attention and a cleaning and whatnot all is about working towards going somewhere, and it is going to always be experienced, in a sensation way, as if one is going somewhere, aspiring somewhere, when the recognition is still one of separation.

But when you see yourself, when you are a me that is the essence of everything, and that it is only you, and that there is no this, that, or the other, then you sit in a way in which everything around you seems to be an extension of yourself, that there isn’t anything to contend with, that there isn’t anything to denote in some sort of differentiated capacity, that there isn’t something to be resolved or to be fixed.

But we don’t seem to see that, we don’t seem to be able to denote that. We may hear it, and can hear it to be like that, but we don’t, with our sense orientation, don’t really quite get it, and as a consequence you’re going to have the images and the drama of things. And that gets played out, it goes in circles, and has its limitations and everything that’s perceivable like that is limited, and it doesn’t really matter what you really do when you’re perceiving like this. You never really can polish it because you’re polishing something that is bifurcated, and you never really can absorb it because you see it as distinct and separate – so how can you absorb something that’s not really the essence of yourself?

Yet on a very, very deep level, when we were sitting out there amidst the fountain and amidst of everything going this way and that way all around us, and nothing was going out of its way to break us out of sitting in the epicenter of an essence, in other words, we didn’t deviate, we held that wholeness, that intertwining, we were experiencing and everything around us was within the movie script of an intertwined beingness that emanates from us. In other words, all of those little parts that went around, everything that jumped around.

When you’re sitting like that, you’re effectuating a vibration in which, if you were to look at these other parts that are moving around, which are all you, you would find out that there was no room for them to be combative, to be frictional, to be agitated. All of that is soothed by this sort of essence. This is what heals, this is what changes the world even.

But had we been sitting there, and had we been sitting there in some sort of awkward, angry, perturbed way and went off into a trance, and still carried that kind of bizarreness in our nature, then around us would have been the bizarreness of ourself flickering about. But, instead, it was another kind of inflection of light – all being us. All being us.

It’s hard to see that, right? So in your dreaming you’re still raising that question. I mean this is a little bit hard to take in as a fell swoop, so you’re still raising the question, and you’re seeing what it’s like for there to be a wall, and you’re seeing what it’s like for there to be other activities to which you have to determine how it is that you plug in, in other words, what you’re willing to do in a buying-in, delusional way.

As you’re going inside all of this other stuff floating around is just absorbed, and through the essence of a oneness that is you, that is everything. And that’s how the world gets healed, that’s how it gets changed. But when it is all spiraling about, everything with its notionality, what predominates is mass confusion. And the wholeness, then, as a principle that takes everything into account, functions as an aliveness consciousness of the world soul, but it’s not something that we’re aware of because we’re not aware of ourselves being that world soul.

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Spiral ProfileIt can be difficult to grasp the concept that everything is a oneness, or to actually experience that feeling in everyday life. But what that concept is trying to bring into our consciousness is that, to make a spiritual journey, we must shift our allegiance from having a connection and responsibility to external events, to having that connection and responsibility to what is happening energetically, both within us and around us. When we are in such a location we can still live our lives, yet we are with the flow of energy rather than separate from it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had three dreams. In the earliest dream, what I remember of it, is it felt like we were sitting in a large space – such as where we sat down before the fountain yesterday – except the space is empty of people. And there are these thin canals that run through that space.

And it feels like I’m focused on an area near the end of the canals where there’s just a slab or something across it, that’s blocking the flow right now, because I have to look at like when I remove these blocks where I want that flow to go. I don’t know whether it’s water, or it’s just energy, but I’m kind of studying it out about where to have the flow go when I remove the blocks – because they can kind of go right, or left, or we can kind of direct it.

So I’m just studying all of that out, and that dream has a kind of very expansive feel to it.

John: So what you’re doing in this dream is you’re taking the scenario of a letting go, which is where one can come and just disappear in the midst of the comings and goings that are all around us, absorbed in the sound of the universe, which is kind of like being able to just sit in the rushing water of things. In other words, let that just be as a quality that pulls all of your attention away from, and out of, everything around you.

You are taking that as a natural, overall inner effect. It’s like you’re weighing it, on the one hand, and then on the other hand you’re trying to denote, as if you’re trying to understand, as if you’re trying to explain, or work out, a means upon which this is something that can be readily always done. And you’re finding that whatever it is that you look at is differentiated, and when it’s differentiated there are issues, and obstacles, and blockages.

And that you’re comparing it like this, or you’re looking at this, it’s kind of like a scale thing, meaning a weighing of things, as if you can take and use an emptiness to weigh, or penetrate, a something that’s going on, instead of realizing that the emptiness, and the stillness, doesn’t exist when there is any kind of differentiation, or an attempt to catch up with what it’s about.

So what you’re doing is you’ve got a state of letting go, a state in which a stillness exists, a state in which everything around you has no effect upon you, a state where you just go somewhere. And then you have the question mark that still exists, in relationship to yourself in the outer, in terms of: how do you flow, and where the blockage is, and how is that to be understood?

And that part is always going to go around and around, and will never be able to figure anything out, because it is coming from a perception that is based upon there being things that are differentiated, or that you differentiate a finding of yourself within the differentiations. And as long as you are inclined to use this sort of mental linear way of scoping, you will never just completely fall into an overallness that is you.

In other words, the dilemma that one finds themselves in is that their senses take and want to be engaged, and need to be understood, and when they’re quiet for awhile, or still for awhile, as soon as they come out of their stillness they try to catch up with what took place – and it never can happen.

We let go because everything that was around us was and became us. We went into the stillness of that. When you go into a stillness in such a way, everything then that comes by is touched. It’s touched in some subtle, subtle way. When you are in a state of froohah in your nature, you are infusing and projecting that, that differentiation, as if it’s real. You’re projecting that into the whole.

But when you’re in a state of a stillness, where you let go of everything and everything goes into an emptiness, and a quietness, well, in that particular case it was like we were in a state that was like a meditation in which 45 minutes went by as if it was five minutes.

So what your dream is doing is, it’s kind of like doing a left hand in a right hand way on an inner level, and the reason for a dream like that is for you to recognize, vibrationally speaking, the importance of the innerness in relationship to the outerness being something that spirals back to its essence – and that essence is you.

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